Valero Texas Open 2017: Course and current form guide

Texas-resident Jimmy Walker tasted victory in San Antonio two years ago
Texas-resident Jimmy Walker tasted victory in San Antonio two years ago

All aboard for the Valero Texas Open with Andy Swales providing course and current form stats for this week's event at TPC San Antonio.

"Bearing in mind the mediocre field which surrounds him, Walker’s chances are fairly decent this week and in his most recent Tour start, tied-for-18th at The Masters."

By American standards, the field for this week's Valero Texas Open is likely to be one of the weakest on the PGA Tour during spring and early summer.

With the exception of tournaments such as the Puerto Rico Open and St Jude Classic in Tennessee, the Texas Open may well be the poorest in terms of overall quality between mid-February and early-July.

However, this should not prevent it from being keenly contested, with the event returning to TPC San Antonio for an eighth straight year.

Opened in January 2010, the Greg Norman-designed Oaks course has an abundance of sand, reasonably large greens and plenty of subtle undulations on both its fairways and putting surfaces.

Otherwise, it is a generally flat location, south-west of Austin and approximately 200 miles from the Mexico border.

Charley Hoffman, who set the early pace at Augusta earlier this month, usually plays well in Texas and at TPC San Antonio in particular.

Not only is he the defending champion, he has played in all seven previous editions over the Great White Shark's layout and has always finished inside the top-15.

Among the course specialists teeing-up on Thursday are Matt Kuchar, Kevin Chappell, Jimmy Walker, Brenden Steele, Billy Horschel, Daniel Summerhays and Ryan Palmer.

Of this group, Walker will have serious claims on the title. Although his recent form has not been scintillating, the 38-year-old has posted four top-25 finishes in his last six starts.

Bearing in mind the mediocre field which surrounds him, Walker's chances are fairly decent this week and in his most recent Tour start, tied-for-18th at The Masters.

Kuchar and Chappell were top-10 performers in the first major of the season, along with Ryan Moore whose only previous trip to San Antonio yielded a tie-for-eighth in 2012.

As for those with good recent form, Sam Saunders makes his San Antonio debut while
Sung Hoon Kang returns to the state where he finished second the week before The Masters.

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W15 W14 W13 W12 W11 W10 W9 W8 W7 W6 W5 W4
Patrick Reed MC MC 51 38 61 59 23 68
Matt Kuchar 11 4 MC 30 22 20 22 MC 9
Branden Grace 11 27 39 MC 32 Wd 22
Brooks Koepka 11 9 MC 48 MC MC 42 MC
Jimmy Walker 18 71 39 25 21 11 55 MC
Ryan Moore 9 30 34 18 28 MC 61
Kevin Chappell 7 44 39 49 55 MC 48 75 MC
Adam Hadwin 22 36 6 1 34 39 12 49
Charley Hoffman MC 22 23 2 MC 4 MC 24 54
Scott Piercy MC 58 MC 32 MC 55 73
Kevin Na 39 MC 9 MC MC 52 4 16
Zach Johnson MC 9 66 58 27 12
Brendan Steele 27 30 48 14 39 16 20
Byeong Hun An 33 58 49 49 48 55 6 49
Jhonattan Vegas MC 15 17 38 4 15 28
Soren Kjeldsen 36 5 27 32 37 MC MC
Si Woo Kim MC Wd 30 49 Wd 72 MC MC MC MC Wd
Tony Finau 34 28 5 MC 23 MC 4
Billy Horschel MC 55 13 MC 4 MC 24 64
Jim Herman MC MC 45 3 27 MC MC MC
Anirban Lahiri 44 MC 5 11 64 7 19
Daniel Summerhays 59 46 MC MC 52 55 MC 16
Graeme McDowell 29 MC 28 14 14 67 13 28
Roberto Castro MC MC MC MC 45 MC MC 28
Chris Kirk MC 62 MC MC 39 34
Jamie Lovemark 71 23 27 MC 39 71 MC
Luke Donald 2 69 MC 27 17 23 MC
Ryan Palmer 11 MC 37 49 MC MC
Keegan Bradley 44 15 34 58 MC 34 MC 4
Sung Kang 11 2 49 MC 52 22 MC 12 MC
Andrew Johnston 64 MC 10 MC 68 MC
Martin Laird 64 49 MC 8 66 7 74
Bryson DeChambeau MC 44 2 27 MC Wd MC MC
Danny Lee 39 20 56 17 22 MC MC Wd MC MC
Jason Kokrak MC 71 56 58 22 23 MC MC
Luke List MC 3 37 17 27 52 MC MC MC
Mackenzie Hughes MC 23 MC 32 66 MC 10 MC 54
Ryo Ishikawa MC MC MC 69 37 MC MC 20
JJ Spaun 6 44 17 49 MC 21 MC 4 9
Harold Varner 59 23 24 34 MC 57 MC 68 MC
Cameron Smith 29 MC 34 49 28 MC 42 33
Brian Stuard 56 36 MC 38 27 39 MC 16 77
Kevin Streelman 49 70 18 MC 14 MC 67
Robert Streb MC 34 MC MC MC 66 MC 9
Aaron Baddeley MC 15 41 MC MC MC MC
Ollie Schniederjans 3 MC 34 MC 48 8 24 9
Billy Hurley 22 MC MC MC 52 28 MC 77
Dominic Bozzelli MC MC 3 MC MC MC
CT Pan 44 MC 56 MC 37 MC MC 2
Smylie Kaufman MC MC MC MC MC MC
Kelly Kraft MC MC Wd 65 MC MC 2 28
David Hearn 59 17 34 18 43 MC MC MC
Chad Campbell 32 34 MC 11 MC 59 MC MC
Bud Cauley 9 MC MC 58 27 61 47 MC
Morgan Hoffmann MC 39 MC 52 2 MC MC 36 77
Matt Jones 49 MC 23 36
Alex Cejka 44 Dq 49 14 MC 55 39 74 MC
KJ Choi 64 MC MC MC 17 MC MC MC
Kyle Reifers MC 61 17 MC 67 MC MC MC 39
Geoff Ogilvy MC 23 MC MC MC 14 47 MC
Michael Thompson MC 12 10 MC MC MC 14
John Huh MC 39 66 9 MC 49 34 76
Stewart Cink MC 23 28 27 27 28 55 20
JT Poston 55 10 14 27 17 66 MC
Retief Goosen MC 2 MC MC MC MC MC
Robert Garrigus MC 20 MC 52 MC 23 36 MC
Michael Kim MC 12 17 52 MC MC 24 54
Cody Gribble 65 MC MC 70 MC MC MC
Ian Poulter 11 MC 41 41 43 15
John Senden MC MC 37 MC MC MC MC 64
DA Points MC 23 1 39 MC
Martin Flores MC 10 MC MC 14 28
Troy Merritt MC 55 56 MC MC MC 24 MC
Blayne Barber 26 44 62 41 62 MC MC MC
Johnson Wagner 39 49 MC MC MC 54
Zac Blair 32 8 62 MC MC 34 48 MC 41
Bryce Molder 44 69 37 MC MC MC MC 41
Freddie Jacobson MC MC 56 MC MC
Tyrone Van Aswegen 56 55 76 27 27 71 MC 71 20
Cameron Tringale 78 44 MC 65 8 MC MC 73
Richy Werenski 81 72 MC MC 58 20
Seung-Yul Noh 78 56 MC MC 43 11 8 57 MC
Whee Kim MC MC 5 Wd MC 61 MC MC
Andrew Loupe MC 10 MC MC MC MC MC MC
Scott Stallings MC Wd 68 21 14 MC
Ricky Barnes MC 71 56 MC MC MC 48 MC
Greg Chalmers MC MC 17 MC 57 MC MC MC MC
Andres Gonzales 23 32 MC 33 MC
Ryan Brehm MC 69 66 41
Spencer Levin MC 23 68 MC MC MC MC MC MC
Greg Owen 72 MC MC
Brandon Hagy MC 28 21 33 MC MC
Nick Watney MC 14 14 28 14 MC
Seamus Power MC 27 MC 39 MC
Willy Wilcox 24 MC Wd 5 MC
Tim Wilkinson 17 56 Wd 39 41
Chris Stroud MC 8 MC
Chad Collins MC MC MC MC 4 MC MC 63 MC
Cameron Percy 24 Wd 49 10 71
Nick Taylor 22 44 MC 62 55 10 MC 54
Brett Stegmaier MC MC 44 MC MC 39 MC MC MC
Ryan Blaum 64 34 32 41 37 MC MC 64
Camilo Villegas MC MC MC MC MC 24 54
Jason Bohn 39 MC MC MC MC 52
Sam Saunders 11 20 5 MC MC 49 MC
Xander Schauffele 30 MC 66 MC
Ken Duke MC MC MC MC MC MC 23 61
Trey Mullinax 70 MC 44 MC MC 14 49
Shawn Stefani MC MC 32 MC MC MC MC
Brian Campbell 60 MC 41
Nicholas Lindheim 32 MC MC
Rafael Campos 32 7 10
Mark Anderson 44 MC 10 14 MC 49
JJ Henry MC 61 8 22 MC 17 Wd 66 MC
Peter Malnati 44 MC MC MC 64 MC MC
Julian Etulain 17 6 33 63
Tom Hoge 65 10 52 39
Ryan Armour 49 MC MC 39
Rick Lamb 60 62 MC
Ben Crane 70 68 MC 62 62 61 47 MC
Brad Fritsch 44 33 67
Kevin Tway 32 MC 48 41
Steve Wheatcroft 49 56 MC Wd MC
Jonathan Randolph 24 MC 54
Will MacKenzie 49 MC 14 MC
Steve Marino 70 MC 37 MC Wd 66 MC MC
Rory Sabbatini 37 MC 48 14
Bill Lunde MC 2
Stuart Appleby MC MC MC MC
Miguel Angel Carballo 30 MC MC MC
Zack Sucher 49 38 MC MC
Brian Gay 6 MC 60 66 47
Joel Dahmen 80 60 48
Jonathan Byrd 76 5 61 MC
John Peterson MC 24 MC 12 MC
Max Homa MC MC MC
Tyler Aldridge 37 66 MC
Bobby Wyatt 62 MC MC
Steven Alker 44 MC MC MC
Steven Bowditch MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
Nicholas Thompson 9 19 MC 68
Mark Wilson MC 27 MC
Andres Romero MC MC
Brendon de Jonge 71 MC MC MC
Tag Ridings 72 33 MC
Sebastian Munoz MC MC 54
Hunter Mahan MC MC 70 56 MC MC 63 67
Angel Cabrera MC 34 MC MC 54
Brett Drewitt 62 MC 33 MC
Ben Curtis MC
Bob Estes MC MC MC
Curtis Luck 46 Dq 47 MC 23
S J Park MC MC
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano 62 MC MC
Justin Leonard
Carl Pettersson MC MC MC MC 62 MC MC
Beau Hossler 39 MC 30 MC 49
Matt Every Wd 65 MC 62 MC Wd MC MC MC
Jordan Niebrugge 45 MC
Robby Shelton MC MC
Michael Putnam 30 MC MC
Russell Casey
Ted Purdy
Player 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Patrick Reed 2 MC 35
Matt Kuchar 42 15 4 22 13
Branden Grace 9 30 MC*
Brooks Koepka MC 36
Jimmy Walker MC 1 16 31 MC MC 3
Ryan Moore 8
Kevin Chappell 4 66 MC 15 Wd 2
Adam Hadwin MC
Charley Hoffman 1 11 11 3 13 2 13
Scott Piercy 40 18 30
Kevin Na 20 11 Wd MC
Zach Johnson 29 20 6 MC
Brendan Steele 13 8 MC 46 4 1
Byeong Hun An
Jhonattan Vegas MC 68 MC 44
Soren Kjeldsen
Si Woo Kim MC
Tony Finau 68
Billy Horschel 4 3 MC 3 75 74
Jim Herman MC MC* MC 59
Anirban Lahiri
Daniel Summerhays 13 4 2 7 29 MC
Graeme McDowell Wd
Roberto Castro 42 MC MC
Chris Kirk 13 8 48
Jamie Lovemark 36 MC
Luke Donald 13
Ryan Palmer 4 6 56 15 32 MC 9
Keegan Bradley 37 9
Sung Kang 42 MC MC
Andrew Johnston
Martin Laird 50 MC 1 9
Bryson DeChambeau MC
Danny Lee Wd MC 63
Jason Kokrak MC 11 31 15 MC
Luke List 29 46
Mackenzie Hughes
Ryo Ishikawa MC
JJ Spaun
Harold Varner 9
Cameron Smith
Brian Stuard 55 64 MC
Kevin Streelman 37 13 15
Robert Streb MC* MC
Aaron Baddeley 29 20 67 15 3
Ollie Schniederjans
Billy Hurley MC 35 MC 32
Dominic Bozzelli
CT Pan
Smylie Kaufman
Kelly Kraft MC* MC
David Hearn 13 MC 11 MC
Chad Campbell MC 40 MC 50 59 34
Bud Cauley MC 31 18
Morgan Hoffmann Wd MC
Matt Jones 60 26 32 MC 22
Alex Cejka
KJ Choi 51 15 MC 6 MC
Kyle Reifers 51 11 50
Geoff Ogilvy MC MC 11 23
Michael Thompson MC 44 16 MC
John Huh MC* 35 MC 72 2
Stewart Cink 59
JT Poston
Retief Goosen 58 MC 53
Robert Garrigus MC 58 MC
Michael Kim 21
Cody Gribble
Ian Poulter 37
John Senden MC MC 42 23
DA Points 60 MC 53
Martin Flores MC 16 10 24 51
Troy Merritt MC 71 46 MC
Blayne Barber MC
Johnson Wagner MC* MC 26 MC* MC 15 MC
Zac Blair 25 Wd
Bryce Molder 42 20 Wd 22 36
Freddie Jacobson MC* 50 16 15 18 5 2
Tyrone Van Aswegen Wd MC*
Cameron Tringale 60 40 46 MC 8 5 28
Richy Werenski
Seung-Yul Noh MC 50 16 46 13
Whee Kim 29
Andrew Loupe MC MC 4
Scott Stallings 13 MC 53 11
Ricky Barnes 4 MC Wd MC 50 36
Greg Chalmers MC 56 37 35
Andres Gonzales MC MC MC MC
Ryan Brehm
Spencer Levin 29 MC 35 MC 9
Greg Owen 65 41
Brandon Hagy MC
Nick Watney MC
Seamus Power
Willy Wilcox MC
Tim Wilkinson 29 MC 62 MC
Chris Stroud MC* MC MC 24 MC MC
Chad Collins 3 MC 26
Cameron Percy MC 15 37 22
Nick Taylor 21
Brett Stegmaier MC
Ryan Blaum
Camilo Villegas MC MC MC*
Jason Bohn MC MC
Sam Saunders
Xander Schauffele
Ken Duke MC 31
Trey Mullinax
Shawn Stefani 29 26 MC
Brian Campbell
Nicholas Lindheim
Rafael Campos
Mark Anderson MC MC*
JJ Henry MC MC MC MC 41 69 MC
Peter Malnati 13 MC
Julian Etulain
Tom Hoge 9 MC
Ryan Armour
Rick Lamb
Ben Crane 29 MC
Brad Fritsch MC 37
Kevin Tway MC
Steve Wheatcroft MC MC MC
Jonathan Randolph
Will MacKenzie MC 74 2 41 Wd
Steve Marino MC MC
Rory Sabbatini MC
Bill Lunde Wd 29 48 45
Stuart Appleby 21 MC* 46 MC
Miguel Angel Carballo Wd 46 24
Zack Sucher
Brian Gay MC 56 61 4 23
Joel Dahmen
Jonathan Byrd MC
John Peterson 11 67 MC*
Max Homa 56
Tyler Aldridge Wd
Bobby Wyatt
Steven Alker
Steven Bowditch MC 1 69 MC 66
Nicholas Thompson MC MC 53 MC
Mark Wilson 25 MC MC MC
Andres Romero 60 66 46 61
Brendon de Jonge 55 MC 36 22 MC* 23
Tag Ridings MC 44
Sebastian Munoz
Hunter Mahan MC
Angel Cabrera MC
Brett Drewitt
Ben Curtis MC MC 46 31 1
Bob Estes 7 4 73 MC
Curtis Luck
S J Park 68
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano MC MC
Justin Leonard 55 MC 31 37 35 30 MC
Carl Pettersson MC MC 16 22
Beau Hossler
Matt Every MC 35 MC* 2 30
Jordan Niebrugge
Robby Shelton
Michael Putnam MC 75 42 MC MC
Russell Casey
Ted Purdy MC 73 MC 58

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